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Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. ...
by Aesop

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

 

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
- Aesop

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both,
before we commit ourselves to either.
- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Let a man be one thing or the other,
and we then know how to meet him.
- Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Don't let your special character and values,
the secret that you know and no one else does,
the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the
great chewing complacency.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard,
if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness,
however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
- Aesop

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes,
they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having
no principles of his own.
- Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland


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